Monday, November 17, 2008
My feelings exactly.
This link will take you to interviews with Husseinn voters.
Be sure to have anything that you could use to commit suicide with locked up and unreachable while watching.
Do have a waste can to puke in.
If there ever was a demonstration of why a test is needed before people can vote, this video is that demonstration.
Hat tip to Powerline.
The following is an excellent point that no one is making. Why are the women's groups so silent about women's rights in Islamic lands?
NOVEMBER 16, 2008
From The Politico: Intense backlash from women’s groups may have pushed former Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers off the short-list to lead Treasury for President-elect Barack Obama, according to widespread reports circulating in Democratic circles...
...The Summers backlash rises out of a controversial 2005 comment he made as president of Harvard University that innate differences between men and women might be one reason fewer women succeed in science and math careers. Coming on top of other tensions with faculty, the incident led to his ouster as president.
"Despicable. Absolutely despicable. The man did nothing wrong. He never said what was attributed to him, but the truth doesn't matter. Larry Summers was a breath of fresh air as president of Harvard, but the leftist, ultra-feminist crowd isn't interested in fresh air. It's easier to take on Summers than Muslim oppression of women, about which they're silent."
I have posted this before as an example of what the Left can expect, yet they say nothing. Nothing at all.
FP: Ms. Zand-Bonazzi let me begin with you. Tell us a bit about the circumstances behind Atefeh’s execution.
Zand-Bonazzi: Well, sadly this young woman was hung in public charged with adultery. The man with whom she had allegedly had sexual relations with was also arrested but he only received 75 lashes apparently and then freed!
However, in spite of the fact that her entire family pleaded, was condemned to death. Her parents had even specifically produced her birth certificate proving that she was 16 (proving that she's not an adult) and the ruling clergy of the town of NEKA (the town where she was hung) forged papers and insisted that in fact she was 22and that that was enough reason to hang her.
NOT EVEN her parents' word for their daughter's age was acceptable to them because when these characters put their mind to it, they will falsify anything they want in order to justify heinous acts...just like all the "stories" they've woven around the death of the brave Ziba Kazemi!
FP: Ms. Zand-Bonazzi, why does the male get lashes and the girl gets executed? What is the psychology here?
Zand-Bonazzi: Well, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran's interpretation of the Shari'a (I don't know how it's interpreted or done in Arab countries) a woman is automatically the seductress, however young and innocent. According to them, a man, no matter how old and promiscuous, is considered to be a "victim."
Now, quite a few facts about this poor young girl has come to light. First of all she was visibly mentally unwell (I guess bi-polar because by all accounts she wasn't retarded or dysfunctional; she defended herself at the so-called trial ) She told the religious judge, Haji Rezaii, that he should punish the main perpetrators of moral corruption not the victims. I've also heard charges (which I had suspected would be the story) that the Mullah judge, Hadji Rezai, who was also the proud executioner, had in fact wanted her for himself as a "temporary wife" and because either she or her parents had refused him, he had become enraged and had turned against her and falsified her age as 22, so that he could execute her.
It can be claimed, of course, that this is but an isolated instance. But note that this is justified under Shari law in Iran.
If that doesn't send a tingle of concern up the Left's leg, nothing will.